ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC- Opener June Ogle smashed the first century to setup a convincing 209 run victory for Guyana against Dominica as the West Indies Women 50 overs tournament opened at four venues across Grenada yesterday.
Ogle powered her way to an unbeaten 104 as Guyana amassed 268 for three from their 50 overs at the Tanteen playing field in St.George’s.
Dominica was bowled out for a paltry 59 runs in 28.1 overs with Pearl Ettiene scoring 15 and Annica Andrew 12.
Ogle anchored the Guyanese innings and was merciless on the Dominican bowlers hitting five fours and facing 135 balls.
She consolidated the innings by teaming up with Shemaine Campbelle who hammered eleven boundaries to reach 85.
The Guyanese bowlers combined to dismiss their opponents cheaply -Tremayne Smartt picking up three for 15, Hasena Mohamed three for four and Trishanie Cort two for 22.
At the La Sagesse playing field in the central parish of St.David’s, Jamaica humbled St.Lucia by nine wickets.
The Jamaican bowlers restricted their opponents to 74 runs in 33.4 overs largely through the efforts of Karla Cohen three for 22, Stefanie Taylor two for 13 and Roshana Outar two for five.
Jamaica coasted to victory losing only the wicket of Natasha McClean bowled for 17 runs while Jodain Morgan and Stefanie Taylor were not out on 25 and 14.
At Beausejour playing field on the outskirts of the capital, Trinidad and Tobago defeated Barbados by two wickets.
A half century from Pamela Levine and help from Shaquana Quintyne hoisted Barbados to 134 all out in 38.3 overs.
Levine struck seven fours and six sixes to top score on 58 while Quintyne scored 44 runs which included four fours.
Barbados’ difficulty in reaching a bigger total was as a result of the persistence of Kirbyina Alexander who bagged five for 38 while Stephanie Ramcharan and Alisa Mohammed snared two wickets apiece.
Trinidad stumbled a bit on the chase but the batting of Captain Merissa Aguilleria and Sheenelle Lord 34 carried them home.
Lord returned a top score of 34, Aguilleria chipped in with 24 and Alexander 13 as T and T reached 135 for eight.
Pamela Levine 3 for 18 and Deandra Dottin two for 12 were the pick of the Bajan bowlers.
At Progress Park in the eastern parish of St. Andrews, Captain Juliana Nero led St.Vincent and the Grenadines to a comfortable 59 run win over host Grenada.
Nero stared with the bat to score an unbeaten 86 that lifted the visitors to a competitive 227 all out in 48.3 overs.
She received support from Terisha Lavia and Cordell Jack who contributed 34 and 23 runs each.
Grenada suffered defeat despite an impressive all-round effort from Afy Fletcher, the pick of the Grenadian bowlers with four for 45. Rackel Williams picked up three for 39.
Fletcher also top scored as Grenada struggled on the chase, losing wickets quickly and being all out for 168 in 43.4 overs.
Fletcher hit three fours and faced 86 balls while Anesha Thomas scored 21 and Debbie Ann Lewis 19.
The best Vincentian bowlers were Lavia and Roschelle John 3 for 24 and 3 for 34 while Sheree ann John picked up two for 39.